HoopsHype Adam Silver rumors

October 6, 2014 Updates

The N.B.A. will receive $24 billion over nine years in deals the league has renewed with ESPN and TNT through the 2024-25 season, according to an executive briefed on the details of the contracts but not authorized to speak publicly. The deals, which will be announced Monday, represent a near-tripling of the annual average rights fees that ESPN and TNT have been paying in contracts that will end after the 2015-16 season. New York Times

The NBA has re-upped with ESPN and TNT on a new nine-year television contract, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the terms of the deal had not been announced. USA Today Sports

October 5, 2014 Updates

The NBA will announce its new media-rights partnerships on Monday, October 6, the league announced in a press release. Commissioner Adam Silver will address members of the media at 10:00a.m. Eastern time, and the press conference will be broadcast on NBA TV as well as streamed on NBA.com. The NBA’s current media deal, which includes partnerships with ESPN/ABC and Turner, is set to expire after the 2015-16 season. While the exact details of the new agreements won’t be known until tomorrow morning, the league is currently expected to sign lucrative extensions with both companies. NBCSports.com

October 3, 2014 Updates

In a news briefing Friday morning, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the Atlanta Hawks will stay in the city. Reed provided an update on his meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. CBS 46

September 23, 2014 Updates

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will meet with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Friday in New York City to discuss the ownership of the Hawks. Reed indicated at a press conference last week that he would meet with Silver. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has confirmed the day and location of that meeting. Reed has pledged his support, including public funding, to help keep the Hawks in Atlanta with the sale of the controlling interest in the team. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 22, 2014 Updates
September 18, 2014 Updates

The guy who's been hailed as a BEST commissioner is throwing his SUPPORT behind the guy who's being trashed as the WORST ... with Adam Silver telling TMZ Sports he believes Roger Goodell is still doing "great" at his job. We spoke with the NBA Commish in NYC Wednesday -- nearly 5 months after he was praised for his handling of the Donald Sterling situation -- and asked him how he felt about the way Goodell is handling all of the scandals in the NFL. "He's doing the best he can under difficult circumstances," Silver said ... "He's been a great commissioner so far and he'll work his way through these issues." TMZ.com

September 17, 2014 Updates

Fan experience, interactivity and advertising on jerseys were among the topics covered by Onexim Sports & Entertainment President Irina Pavlova during a wide-ranging one-on-one interview at the 2014 Game Changers conference in New York City. Pavlova said she would like to see jersey patch advertising become a regular sponsorship feature in the NBA. “I personally think we’re missing out on the huge revenue stream on the jersey patch advertising,” said Pavlova, whose Onexim Sports & Entertainment holds a 45 percent interest in the Barclays Center. “I’m hopeful that that is something that will come up in the near future for a new discussion. The problem is, there are 30 teams in the league, everyone has a different financial situation, market, different willingness to spend and it’s just hard to get everyone to agree on the same thing.” Sports Business Daily

September 13, 2014 Updates
September 12, 2014 Updates

Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports ... he's been a part of discussions with NBA Commish Adam Silver on how to handle the situation with racist Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson. Sharpton -- who previously sat down with Adam Silver in the middle of the Donald Sterling crisis -- tells us, "In the discussions we've been having with the Commissioner, they said they were gonna vet everyone out [before allowing a sale of the team]." TMZ.com

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